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Fusion IO Shows off the Power of 4000 Hard Drives

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  1. btarunr

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    Fusion IO is known for its NAND flash based storage solutions in the form of expansion cards with dedicated controllers. They've now come up with an IO-SAN card that offers transfers at a stellar 1.5 GB/s. The device can hold 340 GB of data which is roughly a third of a tera-byte. The capacity can be doubled with an add-on card.

    Fusion IO claims the IO-SAN card can turn any off-the-shelf server into a full-bore storage area network. The card is installed on a PCI Express slot and has the flash memory right on the card. Fusion IO claims the card can perform up to 200,000 IOPS, with which they seem to have worked out the "power of 4000 hard drives" figure. The card also houses a conventional storage controller so hard drives could be connected. It also has a network controller for 10 GigE or 40 Gb/s InfiniBand.

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    Source: TG Daily
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    Watch this will be the computer horsepower.
    I'll buy into it when I can get over 9000, but until then its bullocks.
    Exceededgoku says thanks.
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    whats the price going to be on this, something no doubt normal users cant afford
    the techs getting there just not quite
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    this should be in every gaming pc :)
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    just need a motherboard with loads of pci-e slots, loads of these cards, and then i could make a niiiiice NAS, with a infiniband connection to my server\network! :D
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    $699 each. :nutkick:
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    What 9000?! There's no way you can get that high!! CAN YOU?!
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    link?
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    $699 really i thought it would be higher... anyway who would use these im not really sure who?
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    holy f*ck. $700 for a 340GB drive that pushes 1.5GB/s? DO FREAKING WANT.

    My only problem now would be finding a way to actually CONNECT the damn thing to my PC, as i dont have 10 giga ethernet :(
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    did anyone else notice that thing looks like an early ISA card with a diff interface, i havn't seen an addin card with that many chips since i opened a 286
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    Makes you miss hotswappable RAM from the days of yore.
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    the card looks like a PCI-E 1x interface. It must be for power only... god, why isnt it PCI-E 16x so you can access its powah directly...
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    really something interesting
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    With 340gb of storage on it,that would be enuff space nearly for my whole system.Imagine how fast it would make it with that transfer speed?

    For $700 with 340gb of 1.5gb/sec flash storage on it,it is cheap not expensive.

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